Mohamed Salamah

Mohamed Salamah

Mohamed Salamah was a student at Al-Azhar University who became a Qur'anic reciter at a young age. He fought in the rebellion against the British in 1919. He is the only prominent reciter to refuse to record for radio. One of the reasons for this refusal was the latter's failure to comply with certain conditions set by him, such as not having the Quran broadcast into the streets and cafes and not having the female announcer present in the same room while he was recording. He participated in a conference of reciters in 1937 which resulted in the establishment of a Reciters' Association. The issue at stake was that some reciters were afraid that broadcasting recitation would harm the ... more on Wikipedia

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